Sony Music announces the release of CREED II (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music from three-time Grammy Award nominee Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station, Atlanta). Göransson makes his return to the Creed franchise for film's soundtrack, which includes a star-studded lineup of features from A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples and Jacob Banks.
Composer Ludwig Göransson comments: "In Creed II, Creed is now at the peak of his career. He is facing big responsibilities and decisions that will affect not only him but also his family. When I wrote the score for Creed II, I continued on my journey from the first Creed. The themes that were more youthful three years ago now had to mature into a more serious musical language. It was also a huge honor to write a theme for one of the most popular antagonists in film history, the Drago family."
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) and Warner Bros. Pictures' Creed II is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone reprising their roles of Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa respectively. Also reprising their roles from the first film are Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, Wood Harris as Tony "Little Duke" Burton, and Andre Ward as Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler. The new cast is rounded out with Florian "Big Nasty" Munteanu as Viktor Drago, Dolph Lundgren returning to the role of Ivan Drago, and Russell Hornsby as Buddy Marcelle.
Caple Jr. directs from an original screenplay co-written by Stallone and Juel Taylor, story by Sascha Penn and Cheo Hodari Coker, based on characters created by Sylvester Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton and Stallone. Ryan Coogler, Jordan and Guy Riedel are executive producers. Creed II will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by MGM on November 21, 2018, and Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film internationally.
ABOUT LUDWIG GÖRANSSON
Ludwig Göransson is a Los Angeles-based Swedish composer, producer and musician. After earning his breakthrough assignment in 2009 on what would become the long-running sitcom Community, he concurrently worked on New Girl and Happy Endings, among other TV series. During his time on Community, he also found work on feature films including the comedy We're the Millers and the biopic Fruitvale Station, both released in 2013. Demonstrating his hands-on interest in genres beyond his screen work, Göransson collaborated with Community cast member Donald Glover on Glover's rap releases under the Childish Gambino pseudonym, including 2016's critically-acclaimed album Awaken, My Love!, which earned the rapper a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the album's hit single "Redbone." Göransson also started his own solo project under the name Ludovin, releasing the indie pop EP How to Find a Party in 2013 while finding time to collaborate with other recording artists, including HAIM, Chance the Rapper, Pell and more. Community ended its run in 2015, a year that saw Göransson's scoring work in the critically acclaimed Rocky franchise entry Creed. His third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan was for the score to the blockbuster superhero flick Black Panther, which arrived in 2018 and charted #1 on the Billboard World Music chart.
CREED II (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
RELEASE DATE: November 16, 2018
2. Wheeler Fight
3. Yo? Is That a Yes?
4. The Public Challenge
5. Time Tick performed by Tessa Thompson
6. You Think I'm Going to Lose
7. Balanced Breakfast
8. Ice Cold performed by Vince Staples & Ludwig Göransson
9. Under Water
10. Adonis and Amara
11. You Might Find Me performed by Jacob Banks & Ludwig Göransson
12. Runnin performed by Ludwig Göransson feat. A$AP Rocky
13. Drago's Walk Out
14. I Will Go To War performed by Tessa Thompson
15. Fight in Moscow
16. It's Your Time
17. Family Visit